Shimano ultegra 5500 XTD


14 in stock

  • Parallel Body
  • Super slow oscillation
  • AR-C spool
  • Instant drag
  • Extra spool & line reducers
  • 1 S A-RB + 3 Shielded Stainless Steel bearings
  • 1 roller bearing
  • Front drag

14 in stock


Shimano Ultegra XTD 5500 Fishing Reel is an excellent choice if you want the best reel for all your carp fishing needs. Shimano Ultegra 5500 XTD, one of the newest models in Ultegra’s bestselling line, was a highly anticipated release in 2016. Shimano’s Ultegra reels feature a variety of modifications that place them above existing reels. Shimano Ultegra XTD was created specifically for carp anglers – and at a low price (especially when you consider all of the technology at play in this reel) it is no wonder it has been so successful.

This medium fishing reel is a great choice for big carp and predators as well as all things freshwater! The Shimano Ultegra XTD 5500 Fishing Reel is best used for fishing in lakes, rivers, bays, harbours, and modest offshore boating. It is suggested to pair this sized reel with fishing rods, middle-class 10-11ft carp rods rated up to 6kg but are also suitable for use on an 8-9ft general purpose spin rod.

The Shimano Ultegra XTD 5500 Fishing Reel has a faultless line lay. While it only offers 50 coils per turn, this slow oscillation makes casting easier and more precise because the faster your rod spins – so too will its reel counterparts! This is ideal for the distance casting carp angler, as it ensures that you can enjoy flawless distance casts time after time.

A parallel body is another feature of the reel that has been designed for distance casting. Reels typically have a spool that points slightly upwards toward the butt ring. There is now a spool that is perfectly parallel to the blank of the Shimano Ultegra XTD. In addition to preventing line slap on big casts, this also aids the transmission of the line from the spool over the rod and towards your target. Numerous washers are included with the reel. As such, you can tailor the way your line goes onto your spool to meet your needs, such as whether you prefer the line perfectly flat or tapered.